Howden Hall Bell

“This bell was manufactured in 1866 by the Meneely Company of West Troy, New York. It was installed here at Howden Hall -The home of the Bristol Congregational Society from 1842-1890 -And the Adventist Society Congregation from 1890 to 1947 It was removed in 2006 when it was determined that the supporting timbers were noContinue reading “Howden Hall Bell”

Levi P. Morton

“Levi Parsons Morton (May 16, 1824 – May 16, 1920) was the 22nd vice president of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He also served as United States ambassador to France, as a U.S. representative from New York, and as the 31st governor of New York. The son of a Congregational minister, Morton wasContinue reading “Levi P. Morton”

Community Baptist Church and Parsonage: National Register of Historic Places!

“The Community Baptist Church and Parsonage are a historic church property at 2 and 10 Mountain Road in the center of Montgomery, Vermont. The church, built in 1866, is a prominently placed example of Greek Revival architecture, while the adjacent parsonage house is a well-preserved example of the Colonial Revival. The church was for manyContinue reading “Community Baptist Church and Parsonage: National Register of Historic Places!”

First Congregational Church of Orwell

“The First Congregational Church (or Orwell Congregational Church) is a historic church in Orwell, Vermont. The current meeting house was built in 1843, and is one of state’s best examples of Greek Revival ecclesiastical architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1] Architecture: The First Congregational Church stands prominently inContinue reading “First Congregational Church of Orwell”

Shoreham Congregational Church

Learn more about the Shoreham Congregational Church in today’s video. Although there is no steeple, it does offer both a 4-faced clock tower AND an absolutely GORGEOUS belfry! We can see just how amazing that master craftsman was who built this church! “Shoreham Congregational Church is a historic church on School Street in Shoreham, Vermont.Continue reading “Shoreham Congregational Church”

Whiting Community Church INTERIOR History Tour!!

After my video on the exterior of the Whiting Union Church (the original name of the Whiting Community Church) aired, Pastor Brett Cody reached out. He offered to share the history with me AND a tour of the INTERIOR! How could I refuse??? Please enjoy this exclusive look inside this wonderful church! What wonders areContinue reading “Whiting Community Church INTERIOR History Tour!!”

Whiting Meetinghouse: State Register of Historic Places!

So, why two doors? Originally, men sat on one side of the church and women on the other. Thus, it was easier to have two doors to enter and exit. This church is known by a few names. Whiting Union Church, Whiting Meetinghouse and now it’s the Whiting Community Church. Regardless of its many names,Continue reading “Whiting Meetinghouse: State Register of Historic Places!”

Former Methodist Church in Bellows Falls DEMOLISHED in December 2021!

Today’s video is a follow-up to one I recorded in October 2021. A building, which started out as a Methodist Church, was demolished in December 2021. “The demolition of the historic former Methodist Meeting House was nearing completion Thursday, as workers from Hodgkins & Sons Inc. made more progress. An excavator was busy Thursday afternoonContinue reading “Former Methodist Church in Bellows Falls DEMOLISHED in December 2021!”

Union Meetinghouse

From the Historic Marker: “Frederick Douglass delivered a fiery abolitionist speech here in July 1843. Born in slavery in Maryland, Douglass freed himself by escaping to the north, where he became a tireless crusader for African American freedom and equality. He was among the greatest orators and black leaders of the 19th century. The FerrisburghContinue reading “Union Meetinghouse”

Rev. George S. Brown: FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN MINISTER IN VERMONT!

I was in Wolcott, Vermont earlier this week. As I drove through the town center, I noticed an historic marker. So, I stopped to read it. What I discovered was very interesting and knew others would find it interesting as well. “Reverend Brown was the first African American Methodist minister in Vermont. He was bornContinue reading “Rev. George S. Brown: FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN MINISTER IN VERMONT!”

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